Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute First in Nation to Earn Combined Accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission


PENSACOLA, Fla. (November 29, 2017) – Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BHVI) is the first in the nation to earn accreditation in both cardiovascular catheterization and cardiac electrophysiology through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). BHVI is accredited in the following areas: 

IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation
Adult Diagnostic Catheterization 

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) 

Valve Interventions 

Structural Heart Interventions 

IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation
Testing and Ablation 

Device Implantation 

Chronic Lead Extraction 

BHVI cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology team members are also now fully certified through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

Team members at Baptist and Gulf Breeze hospitals began training for CCI certification more three years ago. These team members have become registered cardiovascular invasive specialists and registered cardiac electrophysiology specialists through CCI. This higher level of specialization is in addition to the clinical professional licenses in registered nursing and radiologic technology. 

To learn more about Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute, visit or call 850.469.7309.

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Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathy Bowers at 850.791.5254 or